European / International Grants

Lifebrain. Healthy minds from 0-100 years: Optimizing the use of European brain imaging cohorts.

Horizon 2020. Research and Innovation Action. http://www.lifebrain.uio.no/

Duration
Since 2017 until 2021.

The Barcelona cohort includes data from around 300 healthy subjects, ranging from 40 to 89 years of age, all of them with cognitive, clinical, neuroimaging and lifestyle information. 80 of these participants have a 2-year follow-up, including three time points: baseline, 2 years and 4 years evaluations. These healthy cohorts have been defined from previous studies by the Department of Medicine (Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona) and the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona (Lipid Clinic, Endocrinology and Nutrition Service), focusing on the investigation of cognitive reserve variables, brain plasticity and functional brain connectivity to better understand biomarkers of healthy brain aging and brain dysfunction in neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease. Centres that contributed to recruitment of healthy participants were the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, the Catalan Health Institute and the Catalan Federation of Elders (FATEC, Federació d’Associacions de Gent Gran de Catalunya).

Barcelona Brain Health Initiative (BBHI). A project aimed at knowing and understanding how the health of our brain can be maintained.

Academic institutions
Insitut Guttmann, Harvard University, Universitat de Barcelona.

Reference
https://bbhi.cat

Main funding
Obra social ‘La Caixa’.

Duration
Since 2016 until 2019.

Effect of daily ingestion of walnuts for 2 years on age-related cognitive decline and macular degeneration in healthy elderly subjects: a randomized, single blind, dual center, controlled trial.

Financing administration
California Walnut Commission.

Reference
www.clinicaltrials.gov

Duration
Since January 2012 until December 2015.

Prediction of cognitive properties of new drug candidates for neurodegenerative diseases in early clinical development.

Program
IMI (Innovative Medicines Initiative). COOPERATION. JTI. 7th Framework. Joint Technology Initiatives. www.imi.europa.eu/content/pharma-cog

Duration
Since 2010 until 2015.

   National Public Competitive Grants

Efectos del entrenamiento cognitivo combinado con estimulación cerebral no-invasiva guiada por información funcional cerebral en el deterioro cognitivo leve.

Financing administration
Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO).

Reference
PSI2015-64227-R

Duration
Since 2016 until 2018.

Índices de plasticidad cerebral regional como biomarcadores de estado y progresión en la Enfermedad de Alzheimer preclínica. Estudio con estimulación y resonancia magnética.

Financing administration
Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO).

Reference
PSI2012-38257

Duration
Since 2013 until 2015.


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Estilos de vida y variantes genéticas como predictores de diferencias individuales del estado y funcionalidad cerebrales en el envejecimiento sano. Estudio mediante Resonancia Magnética funcional y estructural.

Program
Programa Nacional de tecnologías para la salud y bienestar.

Financing administration
Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Policies and Equality (IMSERSO).

Reference
200/2011

Duration
Since 2011 until 2012

Relación entre variables de reserva cerebral de tipo ambientales y genéticas y la función y estructura cerebrales en el envejecimiento sano y patológico.

Program
Programa Nacional de Biomedicina (National Biomedicine Research Program).

Financing administration
Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

Reference
SAF2009-07489

Duration
Since 2010 until 2012.


Patrones de activación y conectividad funcional cerebral en resonancia magnética funcional en el deterioro cognitivo leve de tipo amnésico. Relación con evolución clínica y otras variables pronóstico.

Program
Programa Nacional de Biomedicina (National Biomedicine Research Program).

Financing administration
Spanish Ministry of Sicence and Education.

Reference
SAF2007-66270/

Duration
Since 2007 until 2009.

Efectos de la estimulación magnética transcraneal repetitiva sobre la activación cerebral y la memoria en sujetos con ACL. Estudio mediante resonancia magnética funcional y espectroscopía por RM.

Program
Programa Nacional de ciencias sociales, económicas y jurídicas.

Financing administration
Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología.

Reference
SEJ2004-06710/PSIC

Duration
Since 2004 until 2007.